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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by smudge_don, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. smudge_don
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    [Dec 4, 2009]
    Hi guys,

    A friend of mine just mentioned that he's read somewhere about being able to program the DSG's to have launch control? :ermm:

    Is he talking poo?
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    No, they do indeed have launch control.
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    :yahoo:

    What's involved to set it up?
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    It's all in the handbook.

    From what I can remember, ESP off, slot into 'S', foot on brake, push accelerator, it limits the revs. Then foot off brake and off it goes.

    I could have made that up though, not done it in a while, seems pretty pointless.
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    Have to look it up :)

    Cheers Pete
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I think its on 3.2 DSG's....
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Good point. Diesels are bought by tight people who hate spending money on fuel, why would they take their rattly rev-lacking truck-engined cars anywhere that needs launch control?
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    What an outdated opinion. If you buy a 335d you dont want to save money or you'd buy a 318d or a 316d... diesels can be more than fast enough and dont punish you as much when you like to have a bit of fun. If all diesels were for tight people they wouldn't bother making a 170 or a v12 tdi in the Q7 etc...
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    Sorry I didn't realise I said all that out loud... just having an anti-diesel week as the A4 courtesy car I've got this week is so under powered and character-less. It's just crying out for a V8...
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    So you didn't get an S4 courtesy car then...it was always going to seem slow compared to your 270bhp A3. Hoping il get a nice coutesy car next week when mines getting serviced, i wont hold out much hope though
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    LOL! Nice opinion Pete, but ya wrong :haudrauf:
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    That's right!
    Most diesels though don't come with launch control activated. I've read that it can be activated. I don't know how. Maybe a tuner knows better.
    You should ask.
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